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What’s the Difference Between Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

SLS vs SLM

Samples of metal printed parts What’s the difference between Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM)?  Here’s one of the better descriptions I’ve found that explains it: “Selective Laser Sintering and Direct Metal Laser Sintering are essentially the same thing, with SLS used to refer to the process as applied to a variety of materials—plastics, […]

What’s the Difference Between SLS and SLM?

dmls sls metal printed part

What’s the difference between Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM)? The truth is that they are very similar processes that differ primarily in the materials that they use. Here’s one of the better descriptions I’ve found that explains it: “Selective Laser Sintering and Direct Metal Laser Sintering are essentially the same thing, with SLS […]